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Old 02-03-2009, 09:53 AM
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If you had to take a guess, how long do you think that (1) 50 lb bag of rice would feed a family of 3 on say 2 meals a day.
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If you had to take a guess, how long do you think that (1) 50 lb bag of rice would feed a family of 3 on say 2 meals a day.
My rough guess, 1-2 months, depending on work load, portions (adult/child) etc.. Like I said EXTREMELY rough guess
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will you be adding anything with it like beans ect or will the meals just be rice
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Around 4 months. Figure on 150# of rice for a family of 3 for a year.
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will you be adding anything with it like beans ect or will the meals just be rice
I would be adding stuff but i just wanted to get a rough estimate on just rice.
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1 cup of uncooked white rice gives 675 kcal, about 1/3 of a 2000 kcal daily ration. About 120 1 cup servings in a 50# bag. Granted, that's a lot of rice when it's cooked, and one person probably wouldn't eat that much rice in a day, but when TSHTF you go with what you have. 1 cup of cooked rice is 205 kcal. You'll have to sit down and figure out nutrition requirements for your party. The 2000 kcal figure is a rule of thumb for an average active male; that will probably go up if you're having to do hard physical labor.

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200 lbs. per person per year. And yes you will need other things.

Rice is fixing to go up in price again. Already you are seeing talk of "limits" on purchases again. "Now" is always the time...
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Here's a couple of food storage calculators that should help.

http://www.containerandpackaging.com...calculator.asp

http://www.providentliving.org/conte...4070-1,00.html

That's where I got the 150# for a family of 3 for one year.
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Here's a couple of food storage calculators that should help.

http://www.containerandpackaging.com...calculator.asp

http://www.providentliving.org/conte...4070-1,00.html

That's where I got the 150# for a family of 3 for one year.
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I was beginning to wonder "am I stockpiling enough", "what am I missing", and a slew of other questions. Thank you for the link
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Just going by that calculator for rice isn't a good idea, it assumes you are getting everything else on that list...

If you are just stockpiling rice make sure you look at the stuff rnman99 posted and figure out how many calories you plan on consuming a day.

Thinking that 150 or 200lbs of rice stored in the closet will get you through a year is not correct. You will need a LOT more rice or a LOT of other things to go with it. Sorry, just want to make sure that you look at the whole picture.
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I use 2 cups of rice when my family of 6 has a meal. (2 adults, 2 teens, 2 children)

In an emergancy, I'd bump it to 3 cups - figuring we'd eat more. 3 cups is roughly a pound, so 6 cups for 2 meals, or 2lbs.

Your 50lbs would last us 25 days, or you 50 days.

It is far better to have too much rice then too little. Rice is cheap and stores very well. It is easy to digest and easy to cook.

You can add it to your dog food to stretch that. I ran out of dog food last month and made my dogs a meal of rice, veggie peelings and a couple of hunks of chicken fat I trimmed off our meal. They were happy happy dogs <g>
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If you had to take a guess, how long do you think that (1) 50 lb bag of rice would feed a family of 3 on say 2 meals a day.
One cup of rice will feed four, with leftovers. Add in some canned chicken and some chicken bullion - ****, son....
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One cup of rice will feed four, with leftovers. Add in some canned chicken and some chicken bullion - ****, son....
Momma makes chicken curry once in a while; she puts 3 cups of rice in the cooker and that handles 6 with leftovers.
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I have stocked rice before,(y2k). Is there any preferred rice? Maybe brown rice over white? I also had beans and other foods stocked.

P.S. We used up all the food we had stocked after the threat was over.
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Momma makes chicken curry once in a while; she puts 3 cups of rice in the cooker and that handles 6 with leftovers.
Yep,...two of mine are little-ones,...so that makes a difference.
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Neo ... I feed four people (X2 young and X2 50's adults) often using 1 cup of uncooked rice. We usually have a few leftovers. So I'd say 1/4-cup uncooked rice per person per meal maximum. Extrapolate that out to per day depending on how often you and your family can stomach rice with more than one meal per day.
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With my 2 cup for 6 people - 2 are teen boys in sports. Spouse and I are late 30's. last 2 are under 10yo's

I think it is better to overestimate your food consumption then underestimate it. It is really better to have more days worth of supplies then you think you have then less.
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With my 2 cup for 6 people - 2 are teen boys in sports. Spouse and I are late 30's. last 2 are under 10yo's

I think it is better to overestimate your food consumption then underestimate it. It is really better to have more days worth of supplies then you think you have then less.
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A 50lb sack of rice lasted my wife and I about 7 months. We incorporated it into at least 1 to 2 meals a day, filling our dinner plate about 1/3 to 1/2. Other items were included, such as beans, meat, or vegetables.
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